A pool is an exciting asset to own. Thanks to its many benefits — an easy way to cool down during summer, an ideal place to exercise for the joints, and an addition to the house's aesthetic appeal — many have been thinking of installing one for their
For it to give you the best possible service, you should maintain it regularly and fix problems when they arise. Look for these signs to find out whether your swimming pool needs repair:
Skin irritation or stinging
If your eyes feel a stinging sensation or your skin feels irritated while or after swimming, then there must be something wrong with the water. This could be a warning sign that your pool's pH level might be too high or too low. Good thing, you can solve this by simply adding a pH reducer or sodium carbonate, while the pump is on and water is circulating.
It's normal for your pool to lose about two inches of water every week. If you notice that it loses more than that, however, it could be a sign of a leak. Call a certified pool operator immediately to know if there's a leak and where it is. Leaks usually occur in the lining of the pool, in cracks, and in the filtration system.
Of course, if you've attended a CPO class before, you may already have the knowledge and skills to handle these leaks. Aquatic Pool Inspections says that all you need is to apply everything you've learned correctly.
At times, the pool water might be unclean without an apparent reason. If you experience this, it could be a sign that there is a lot of debris in the pipe work, therefore, blocking the pipes. This will require an expert to solve the problem. It could be that the filter has a problem, too. To make sure that the filter is clean, check and run it all the time.
By observing these factors, you will be in a position to know whether your pool is a candidate for repair or not. You may still need professional help to troubleshoot and repair such problems, though.